Bluesfest Director Peter Noble has teamed up with Artistic and Cultural director Rhoda Roberts to create BOOMERANG festival - a brand new festival to celebrate the finest in music, comedy, film, visual arts and, most importantly, the culture of Indigenous Australians.
Brisbane's Emma Louise returns to Melbourne to perform at the Corner Hotel, with support from the lovely Thelma Plum and Patrick James. Rebecca Houlden was in the pit and brought us these photos...
Emma Louise’s vs. Head vs. Heart is easily one of the most captivating records to be released this year, proving that the attention she found with 2011’s “Jungle” was more than luck — she is undeniably talented and utterly deserving of the success she’s having. I attended her show with high expectations, and was not disappointed.
Emma Louise played the Metro Theatre on Friday night with support from Thelma Plum and Patrick James. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the pit.
Brisbane singer-songwriter Thelma Plum is doing a national tour in support of her debut EP Rosie. Thelma Plum's intimate acoustic shows alongside her friend Andrew Lowden will captivate fellow Australians.
Thursday 4th July | Transit Bar, Canberra ACT
Support: The Starry Field (Acoustic)
Tickets: $12 presold ($15 door) // www.moshtix.com.au
Saturday 6th July | The Vanguard, Sydney NSW
Support: The Starry Field (Acoustic)
In this issue: Skyzoo is coming to Australia, new music and photography magazine Hot Mosh is launching in Sydney, Horrorshow plays the Annandale Hotel with Dialectrix, Phebe Starr plays intimate gig in a church, Emma Louise is playing in Canberra, Insane In The Brain is back for another year and James Blake is playing the Sydney Opera House.
Skyzoo performs in Melbourne & Sydney
The always amazing Emma Louise is joined by the equally wonderful Patrick James and Thelma Plum to celebrate the long awaited release of Emma's debut album at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Anna Palmer was there and brings us photos from the performances.
BIGSOUND returns for its 12th year in 2013 and tonight, they have revealed the first lot of artists and industry professionals set to perform and speak at the music conference in Brisbane later in the year. The September 11-13 event will be represented by some of the best in the international and local market, with the following artists set to perform, with more still to be announced:
The John Steel Singers
Bleeding Knees Club
We talk to up-and-coming Indigenous Australian talent Thelma Plum, just before she hit the stage at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival over the weekend (Bluesfest). We talk about her new EP "Rosie", her upcoming tour with Emma Louise, playing the festival, ex-boyfriends and Ben Howard!
Brisbane folkie Thelma Plum has had a meteoric rise, to say the least. From being a total unknown twelve months ago, the Brisbane Music Industry College graduate has since bagged a Triple J National Indigenous Award, scored $10,000 worth of recording time from the Deadly Awards, signed with Brisbane's Footstomp Music (home of Busby Marou and King Cannons), and now launched her debut six-track EP – not a bad effort for a young woman barely old enough to buy a drink.
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013 Day 3 photo gallery includes artists such as Leah Flanagan, Lil Fi & The Dirty Rascals, Soja, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (pictured above), Thelma Plum, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Wilco. Photos by Johnny Au.
In this issue: They Might Be Giants first Australian tour since 2001, Snapback launches at Newtown Hotel, Turin Brakes performs Sydney sideshow, Tegan and Sara perform at Sydney Opera House, Thelma Plum EP release, Amanda Merdzan EP launch, Schooner or Later After Party, Rich Batsford presets Mindfulmess at Adelaide Fringe and Arturo Sandoval live at The Gov.
At this time of year, a lot of people tend to look back at things that happened through the year. In this little review though we lookforward and look at a bunch of Australian bands (and a few from overseas) that are due for some exciting things in the new year.